Today, the WWE and THQ announced that they had reached an 8 year deal for giving THQ exclusive rights to all video games concering WWE. This is 3 years longer than the previous agreement THQ and WWE had before and starts January 1st, 2010. In addition to this announcement, the litigation between Jakks, WWE and THQ has come to a resolution which resulted in the 8 year deal, and THQ paying WWE 13.2 million dollars.
Personally, I agree with François Chang’s article stating that the last great wrestling game was WWF No Mercy. I just don’t see THQ making a quality wrestling game like No Mercy. I guess we’ll just have to wait for the next 8 years to see what happens after that.
You can see François Chang’s article here.